Borstal Boy (2002)
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Critic Reviews for Borstal Boy
Behan's emotional growth and confused self-examination are ably conveyed by Hatosy's spirited and well-nuanced performance.
Dripping with cliche and bypassing no opportunity to trivialize the material.
Takes a clunky TV-movie approach to detailing a chapter in the life of the celebrated Irish playwright, poet and drinker.
A film that will probably please people already fascinated by Behan but leave everyone else yawning with admiration.
Audience Reviews for Borstal Boy
A very nice story of young Brendan Behan that shows love sometimes is found in unexpected places. As with any movie with WWII as a backdrop, there is not always a lot of sunshine, but the sweetness of youth is demonstrated.
I think the average fan of Danny Dyer, may be a little disappointed with this film as he doesn?t play his stereotypical type of role. Performance-wise, it was a good surprise that the Actor wasn?t typecast, however it lacked any major excitement.
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